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Mike Schilling

What dirt on Jason Bateman have on the Power That Be that he always gets to be Charlize Theron's SO?

Sarah TX

What if he meets some regular guy who wants to be a hero but doesn't have the power or the opportunities a superhero has? What if our hero watches this regular guy struggling to do the world some good? What if through him our hero learns what it means to be a hero again?

Then you're halfway to a Hancock/Ray slashfic. :)

Seriously, though. I was shocked when I started to see Hancock fanfiction pop up, but your post pretty much explains exactly which holes fans have a pathological need to fill.

Sarah TX

Oh jeez, the last sentence of my last comment was not meant to be an entendre of any sort :)

Shayera

I was rewriting the movie in my head as I was watching it! There was a good and interesting story in the premise. But it somehow got so lost on it's way to the screen. And I have to say, Charlize Theron's Mary irritated me. She was mean. To both Ray and Hancock. She lied to Ray, despite insisting she loved him. And she was mean to Hancock, despite knowing that he had lost his memory.
I think the story they wanted to tell got lost in the endless reshoots they did.
Did you know that they're apparently going to be doing a sequel?

Marc G.

I have to disagree with you on the timing of the beginning of the movie. We start with only the knowledge of Hancock that the rest of the world has, and that makes the story more engaging. If we witness Hancock as he was before he lost his memory, then it takes away some of the uncertainty about whether he can or will reform, and it changes Ray from someone who's willing to take a chance on a complete asshole to someone who happened to catch the beginning of the movie he's in.

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